Six men who gang-raped a 15-year-old girl in Lagos have been arrested.
For refusing to date a tailor in the Bariga ara of Lagos State, a 15-year-old primary school pupil was abducted and gang-raped by six men who are friends of the man.
Now, all five of them have been arrested and are police detention for their parts in the stupid act.
It was gathered that the girl, a Primary Five pupil, was said to have been lured into an apartment on Opeloyeru Street, where the men took turns to rape her, her crime being that she turned down the love advances of the tailor identified as Femi who had been disturbing her for a love affair.
The victim and her father were said to have first reported the case at the Oworonshoki Police Division, but the police allegedly dismissed it and told them to go and sort out the issue until a family friend decided to take up the case and reported it to an agency of the Lagos State Government, and the girl was taken to the Mirabel Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for medical tests which proved she had been defiled.
The teenager who is an indigene of Kwara State indigene, narrated her plight, adding that people in the area had been avoiding her since the rape came to light.
“I am in Primary Five, but I am also an apprentice in a hairdressing shop. I was given a piece of cloth by my boss on January 6, and I needed a tailor to sew it for me. Mr. Femi said he would assist me and I gave him the cloth.
But when I went to him to take my clothes, he told me that he wanted to date me. When the pestering did not stop, I let go of the clothes and stopped communicating with him.
On Monday, January 11, around 8pm, our landlord’s son called me that Abidoye, a neighbour, was looking for me. It was not the first time that I would go to the man’s house to run errands for him or his wife, so I thought he wanted to send me on an errand.
But on entering the room, I discovered it was dark and the man was not around. As I turned back to go, a group of six men, led by the tailor, grabbed me and blocked my mouth. They took turns to rape me. The whole thing lasted for about one hour.”